The Nidus Festival – a faith, arts, and justice festival I was helping organize, collapsed due to a lack of financing – though I suspect there were other underlying issues.
My love/hate relationship for sermons continued, as I attended a conference in michigan that was actually decent.
Some circumstances caused my extended family to get slammed emotionally.
My condominium board, which I’m a director of had a pending law suit against it due to some decisions we made. Things are patched up now.
Both my wife and I had bouts of sickness and exhaustion.
Support came from unexpected places.
I had hopes set on helping organize a Toronto TED conference, which somehow fizzled out. I might just run my own or something similar next year.
After leaving the IT industry for a number of years, I spent a strange amount of time reading up on web development, seo, php, css, and design.
The most beautiful part of the summer was family (yes, that’s my little girl with a rib in her mouth). Every day was daddy-daughter day. I had her to myself every morning, I’d show her the world and have her brought back in time for a bite and a nap. I hope she remembers all of this.
My wife and I ate out together plenty as we decided to save a bit of cash and staycation this year. I watched her excitement for photography grow, and her passions always help fuel my passions.
On the flip-side I struggled with being fully present with family while being antsy to be productive at the same time. It’s been an ongoing battle to simply let things slide, and not tie my personal sense of worth with having to ‘accomplish’ things.
In some ways I felt like I was dreaming bigger but falling harder. So many things didn’t work out, and other projects that remain alive seem to be hobbling along. Sometimes, I get the sense that people expect me to continually have new tricks up my sleeve. Well, I’m still working on the same stuff, and no, there’s nothing much new.
I’m slowly finding my way again, who knows where it’ll lead though.